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Xbeeriment Barack

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Formerly brewed at Herslev Bryghus

Style: Stout
København NV, Denmark

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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NOTE! In the US this beer is marketed as Xbeeriment #44. The reason for this is that any references to President Obama would only be permitted by US authorities if we had a written permission from the White House. So the dressing’s changed, but the beer stays the same!

Also please NOTE that the first US edition of "Xbeeriment #44" is erroneously labelled 10.4% ABV.

English: Brewed to celebrate Barack Obama’s inaugural as the 44th President of the United States, and the first black person to hold the office. A potent stout with a fair amount of peated malt in the grain bill. This adds a smoky character to the beer which obviously also has roasted aromas from the dark malts and roasted barley as well as loads of citrusy hop notes from the US hop varieties. NOTE: From 2009 - 2012 this beer was brewed at Amager Bryghus. From the summer of 2012 it will be brewed at Herslev Bryghus.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
popery (1446) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 7, 2010
RBSG09. This was kind of an odd one. It had a relatively mild, dry flavor for a stout (ok, for an impy stout, which it was not as I now see). There was almost an off cardboard note to it, although I assume it wasn’t aged. Perhaps, it was just something funny about the roasted barley. At any rate, there’s a very good roasted chocolate flavor in there with some good dry complexity. It just might have been too dry for the size of the stout and the strongly roasted barley flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2010
On Tap at TAP 1, Copenhagen 08/05/2010 Some smoked aroma. Black rich on the palate fruity and hoppy with a hint of dryness in a bitter roast finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19791) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2010
Draught at Copenhagen Beer Festival. Very black, small head. Lemony licorice aroma, Sweet and dense with rounded mouthfeel and medium-full body. A bit syrupy with some soffee and licorice, salty finish. Acceptable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nisse666 (4419) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2011 Rerate GBF 2011 cons 2011-09-02 New rating 3,7 = new average 4,0 Draft at Gbg beerfestival 2010-04-23, Göteborg Darkbrown body, nice head, coffey great bitterness

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmasa (324) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 24, 2010
On tap. Pours black with small beige head; roasted malty, freshly hopped aroma with strong coffee notes and hints of chocolate; flavor is quite hard roasty, bitter and sweet at the same time, including notes of coffee, licorice and chocolate, aftertaste also has a touch of pine; medium body, quite smooth. Obama should me careful not to spoil the name of this brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanVittrup (243) - København V, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2010
Nice enough stout. Not up there with Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, but nice enough. Purchased on tap at Ørsted Ølbar. Rating fuzzy after drink, but numbers apply.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5640) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 21, 2010
50cl, new exclusive Danish brew Anno 2009, from Slijterij van Bergen Eindhoven, complex smoked Stout, yet easy to drink, balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mallucci (32) - ITALY - FEB 24, 2010
Colore scuro , una schiuma marroncina molto densa e corposa... Forti le note maltato nonche lievi anche di un leggero torbato... Forte al palato la presenza dei luppoli americani utilizzati... Sentori forti di cioccolata e note di caffe tostato...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Defreni (2636) - Husum, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2010
Fad: Kulsort øl med et flot mokkafarvet skumhoved. Duft af brændt frugt med en anelse humle bag. Virkelig karakteristisk brændt, som faktisk er en lille tand for meget i smagen da der også indfinder sig en røget smag som minder meget om tovværk. Fin øl men i mindre doser.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DaneDub (7) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2010 does not count
Draft at Lord Nelson. Black pour with darker thin line of foam. Chocolate and cappucino aroma, nice mix of hop bite in mouth and aftertaste.


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